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Archive for Fri, 03 Oct 2014

Army announces wide ranging cuts

Army announces wide ranging cuts

Austria's army will be drastically restructured in an effort to cut costs, Defence Minister Gerald Klug (SPÖ) and Chief of Staff Othmar Commendam announced on Friday.

Vienna U4 line partially closed for weekend

Vienna U4 line partially closed for weekend

Vienna's U4 underground rail line will be partially closed on Saturday and Sunday between Schottenring and Heiligenstadt to allow renovation work to begin.

New task force to police Austria's border areas

New task force to police Austria's border areas

A new border patrol team called Operation Fox seized two people smugglers and a family of six in Burgenland on Thursday, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) announced.

Girl (16) sentenced for classroom stabbing

Girl (16) sentenced for classroom stabbing

A 16-year-old girl from Styria who stabbed a classmate in the stomach when she was 14 has been given a three year part-custodial sentence for attempted murder.

German dies in Austrian hunting accident

German dies in Austrian hunting accident

One German man has died and another is seriously injured after two separate hunting accidents in Austria on the same evening.

A Long Night to explore Austria's museums

A Long Night to explore Austria's museums

Culture vultures will be flocking to Austria's Long Night of the Museums on Saturday October 4th - with 700 museums and galleries across the country staying open until 1am.

Austrian fined €100 for eating kebab

Austrian fined €100 for eating kebab

A takeaway kebab after a night out turned out to an expensive snack for a 19-year-old Austrian in Wiener Neustadt after he was fined €100 for “obstructing pedestrians” at 3am.